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Effort and a nose-to-the-grindstone attitude, on the other hand, are readily available to everybody.
Seniors playing on either side of the football played their final Grindstone game at Baldwin Wallace College's Finney Stadium in the autumn of 2012.
Avoid disapproval and censure by keeping your nose to the grindstone.
Clear-cut in the 19th century to make way for its eponymous grindstone quarry, the island later became the summer home of Charles Kingsmill, the first admiral of the Royal Canadian Navy, and served as a genteel hub for Ottawa society life.
Sakic also needs to combat his image, fair or otherwise, as stopping short of putting in the nose-to-the-grindstone hours and immersion necessary for NHL front-office success, whether from a Hall of Famer or a guy who never played in the league.
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Definition of grindstone for English Language Learners
: a stone disc that can be turned like a wheel and that is used for sharpening tools, smoothing rough edges, etc.
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